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Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Digs Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear

Stephenie Meyer, the author of Twilight, discovered some “awesome CD’s” this summer. Her website was updated over the weekend, displaying a new post containing a few music suggestions for her… Read More

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The (Unofficial) Hipster Runoff Manual of ‘Style’


HIPSTER RUNOFF (HRO) is ‘a blog worth blogging about’. It is written from the perspective of “Carles” (CRLS), 1 bro whose ‘mainstream to alt’ story has inspired an entire generation. No one is sure who Carles ‘is.’ He is ‘just trying 2 b authentic’ in his posts, eArt, and poetry. Carles speaks in ur voice 2 raise evry voice (via hilary duff/disney {subvia walter whitbro}). Anyone can write ‘as’ Carles. Writing ‘like Carles’ aligns ur personal brand w/the HIPSTER RUNOFF and brands. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs grossed $13.8 million in North American theaters on Wednesday, beating out Shrek 2‘s record for biggest mid-week opening for an animated film. [via Reuters]
2. JellyNYC’s free Pool Parties have moved to a new venue in Williamsburg and the schedule – which includes Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and… Read More

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Viva la Mix! #9: Downloads from Mos Def, Animal Collective, Iron & Wine and Nadja

Last week was a ridiculously big one for music fans for two reasons: Vecktimest and Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. But for those of you wearying of all the Grizzly Bear/Phoenix hullabaloo, Flavorpill’s got a new roundup of lower-profile but equally awesome MP3s, only one of which happens to involve either of the aforementioned artists. (Cut us a break. It’s a remix.) Click through for downloads from our last Viva Radio playlist, and be sure to check back and listen to the show itself — we update every… Read More

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Is Indie Music Just One Big Animal Pun?

Yes. Here it goes.

1. You fool! That’s not Advil… that’s Ratatat poisoning!

2. Do you have Cat Power? Or more importantly, have you walked your Dr. Dog lately?

3. Yo, I heard the Wolf Parade was sick last weekend… who knew murderous woodland creatures could be so organized?

4. Chicago’s Pitchfork Zoo opened today, but their Animal Collective is seriously lacking. What d-bag thought it would be a good idea to have only one Panda Bear? I give it a 7.4. … Read More

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Grizzly Bear Attacks Fans with New Album; Victims Rejoice

The coveted “Best Albums of 09” debate began far too early this year. In January, every flannelled obsessive moaned victoriously after gracing their ears with vinyl copies of Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. The release of Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest is the biggest, most anticipated contender in this battle of yearly rankings. The mainstream world has American idol, the indiesphere has two comparatively obscure bands, hyped beyond the point of King Kong vs. Godzilla. To put it simply, our ears have been waiting like a pair of Joe Bros-loving teenyboppers for Grizzly Bear’s follow-up to 2006’s wildly acclaimed Yellow House. And it has arrived, oh has it… Read More

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Viva la Mix! #6: Downloads From Bat For Lashes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Grizzly Bear

The end of spring is approaching, and that means its time to emerge from your winter slumber and start slogging through the music blogs in search of the perfect the summer soundtrack. Lucky for you, Flavorpill’s Viva Radio is all you need: in each edition, we help you find that special new band with a roundup of essential MP3’s. Click through for downloads from our last radio playlist and be sure to check back and listen to the show itself — we update every week. … Read More

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Exclusive: I Want My MTV – Diary of a VJ Audition

So YOU wanna be an MTV VJ?! Want to scream “Spring Break” in mid-autumn? Wanna toss to ironic ads for Stridex pads? Want to drink Budweisers with Fred Durst and, um, Carson Daly once a week? Personally, I’d never given the concept much brain space, except to wryly chuckle at it while searching in vain for 120 Minutes re-runs. Not that I haven’t got some experience: in college I was a bona fide college-radio nerd. Once a week I (sexily) muttered my thoughts on the latest Broken Social Scene releases into a microphone, and listeners in the Lehigh Valley called our request line to ask if we carried any early Zappa. It was awesome.

Maybe that’s why I ended up schlepping to the most ad-plastered section of New York City to try my hand at the VJ game. Quite simply, I felt so gosh-darn flattered that they liked my picture and cover letter that I figured what the hey? And so, live from Times Square, I hereby present a minute-by-minute account of what happens when you stop being polite and start getting real, VJ-audition style. … Read More

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We'd Totally Buy a Car From Ikea [Morning Links]

Ask a Flowchart: Which Blowhard Am I? (We’re Jeff Jarvis.)

Play “Which Bro is not in the band?” with Grizzly Bear

George Orwell, doting dad?

Is Ikea is planning to launch a modular car concept?

Living With Music: A Bollywood Playlist by Daphne Beal

“Men, they concluded, are just… Read More

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